ESSENTIAL PODCASTS: CORPORATE MEDIA IS A WASTE OF TIME: A discussion of cults

The corporate media has become such a vast wasteland it is impossible to watch. If you just lump together the nightly news on MSNBC alone, it is a collection of celebrity worship, quoting of rap lyrics as if they were great literature, political gossip, endless discussions of things that MIGHT happen on Capital Hill. AddedContinue reading “ESSENTIAL PODCASTS: CORPORATE MEDIA IS A WASTE OF TIME: A discussion of cults”

no federal pandamic plan, mcconnell packing the courts and other morning delights

MORNING RUNDOWN •       At the beginning of the pandemic, because of the total lack of a federal plan to deal with the problem, New York spent $1.1 billion for supplies to deal with the crisis.  According to the New York Times (NYT) Both the state and city governments entered into contracts rushing to try toContinue reading “no federal pandamic plan, mcconnell packing the courts and other morning delights”

Biden is not going to just say “come on man” and have McConnell get down on his knees.

It is increasingly apparent to me that watching the corporate news will be as difficult over the next four years as it was over the last four.  Nicolle Wallace, one of the Never-Trumpers that the corporate Democrats love so much, just begged a reporter for information on Republicans who are likely to cooperate with theContinue reading “Biden is not going to just say “come on man” and have McConnell get down on his knees.”

OPENING SUBMISSIVE STATEMENT: AMY CONEY BARRETT: HANDMAIDEN OF OPPRESSION

Just note the phrases of submission, of deliberate non-threatening language in the opening statement of ACB. The play here is: Look, this is a soft-spoken, non-threatening, non-intellectual mom, home, apple pie person. How could you be afraid of this? But, make no mistake about it, this woman is the handmaiden of oppression. Statement: “I thankContinue reading “OPENING SUBMISSIVE STATEMENT: AMY CONEY BARRETT: HANDMAIDEN OF OPPRESSION”

Republican Government Working for You: Government is Just Something else to Sell

Forbes Article https://www.forbes.com/sites/michelatindera/2020/07/21/how-donald-trump-moved-millions-from-his-campaign-donors-to-his-private-business/#699ed38735cc “Donald Trump has not given a dime to his reelection campaign, opting instead to fund the entire effort with his donors’ money. His business, meanwhile, has continued to charge the campaign for things like food, lodging and rent. The result is that $2.2 million of contributions from other people has turned intoContinue reading “Republican Government Working for You: Government is Just Something else to Sell”

The Aim is to Smash the Table: The Power Worshipers by Katherine Stewart

The Power Worshipers Notes on an Interview on CSPAN with author Katherine Stewart Katherine Stewart in a CSPAN interview, points out that Trump wouldn’t be in office without the “Christina nationalists.”  There is a myth that these people “held their noses” and voted for Trump in a transactional way, but that is not true.  ThisContinue reading “The Aim is to Smash the Table: The Power Worshipers by Katherine Stewart”

Robert Redfield, CDC: “a sloppy scientist with a long history of scientific misconduct and an extreme religious agenda.”

Trump and the Republicans are working to establish a Christo-fascist one party authoritarian state.  The corporate media refuses to take this situation seriously, acting as if Trump’s personal disdain of science is just that, some kind of personal peccadillo.  It’s not.  The Republican party has worked for decades to erode public confidence in science andContinue reading “Robert Redfield, CDC: “a sloppy scientist with a long history of scientific misconduct and an extreme religious agenda.””

Alternative Media: Trump Watch Podcast

As the corporate media becomes more and more useless in covering the Trump/Republican administration and the coronavirus crisis, we must seek alternative sources of news. Try the “Trump Watch” Podcast. In the April 16 episode, they do an interview with John Nichols from the Nation Magazine about the attempt by the Republicans to control votingContinue reading “Alternative Media: Trump Watch Podcast”

Burning Books: We Won’t Have To

My partner woke up in the middle of the night last night worrying about the Coronavirus.  He wasn’t worried about catching it, me catching it, or buying toilet paper.  He was worried about books. “All the books are going to be online.”  He said to me this morning as we were lying in bed, proppedContinue reading “Burning Books: We Won’t Have To”